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Aug. 17-19: Boeing Computer Programming Camp for middle-school students

By Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Rachel Wong
Wong

PULLMAN, Wash. – A free computer programming camp for middle-schoolers, designed to help promote the students’ logical thinking and problem-solving skills. is being spearheaded by Rachel Wong, a College of Education doctoral student. » More …

Aug. 20: CONEXION to welcome new WSU multicultural students

welcome to the cougar family cardBy Steve Nakata, Student Affairs

PULLMAN, Wash. – It is anticipated that more than 500 multicultural freshman and transfer students will attend Washington State University’s CONEXION Orientation Program, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the Compton Union Building senior and junior ballrooms. » More …

Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Ji Shuiwang
Shuiwang

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry. » More …

Paul Lauzier Foundation gives clinical equipment to College of Medicine

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

lauzier foundation logo SPOKANE, Wash. – First-year medical students at WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will get to learn and test their patient examination skills in a hands-on environment thanks to the Paul Lauzier Foundation’s gift of equipment for eight clinical exam rooms on the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

WSU researchers receive $2.3M to improve U.S. power grid design

By Eric Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Chen Ching Liu WSU Electrical Engineering
Liu

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $2.3 million Department of Energy grant to more efficiently distribute power and better manage outages for the U.S. electric power grid. » More …

College of Nursing named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing

national league of nursing logo By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, one of only 15 universities or health care organizations nationwide chosen for this honor.   » More …

Aug. 16-18: ‘Las Memorias,’ an evening of life-changing stories

Las-Memorias-2012PULLMAN, Wash. — High school students from central Washington will share stories of their own life joys and struggles in a performance entitled “Las Memorias,” 7:30 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 16-18, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre. » More …